The Michigan Wolverines have offered a scholarship to 2018 five-star strong-side defensive end Xavier Thomas.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound athlete from Wilson High School in Florence, South Carolina has offers to play for Clemson, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Auburn, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USF, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
Thomas is ranked as the No. 1 overall player on the 2018 ESPN Junior 300. Michigan commit Leonard Taylor is No. 45 on the list. The five-star prospect is ranked No. 2 overall in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports. He is the top strong-side defensive end and the best player in the state of South Carolina.
During his 2015 season with Wilson High School, Thomas logged 70 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Across two varsity seasons, he has made 129 tackles and 17 sacks.